Hepatosplenic sarcoidosis complicated by liver cirrhosisHepatosplenic sarcoidosis complicated by liver cirrhosis
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
JBSR : journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology
99(2015):2, p. 53-57
University of Antwerp
Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic disease usually affecting the lungs and mediastinal lymph nodes. Other organs, such as the liver and the spleen, are less commonly involved. Patients usually present with mild nonspecific symptoms. On imaging, hepatosplenomegaly with or without multiple focal lesions within the spleen may be seen in the active disease stage. Rarely, the disease may evolve to cirrhosis and liver failure. We report such a rare case of hepatosplenic sarcoidosis complicated by acute esophageal bleeding due to portal hypertension.